What can a Jewish & Israel studies minor do for you?

Have you ever wondered how an ancient culture developed into a modern one? Then dig a little deeper into cultural diversity and experience with the Jewish & Israel studies minor.

Don't know much about Jewish culture or the Middle East? Not a problem. We'll teach you! All you need is an interest in broadening your perspective on spirituality, ethnicity and culture.

Whether you thirst for a broader spiritual understanding, or you hunger for historical perspective, the Jewish & Israel studies minor is sure to satisfy. The minor will introduce you to Jewish religion, literature and history.

The study of Jewish culture and Israeli history isn't limited to the classroom, however. Get involved in Hillel on campus. Visit the Hillel House for a Shabbat meal prepared in the home's kosher kitchen. Better yet, study abroad in Israel through our GO Jerusalem program or one of our partner programs in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer-Sheva and Haifa.

The Jewish studies minor requires 22 semester hours of study in courses such as Introduction to Judaism, Jewish Literature and The Holocaust, along with two semester hours of independent study.

Laurence D. Roth, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Professor of English

Email Address roth@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4202

David M. Imhoof, Ph.D.

Department: History
Professor of History


Karla G. Bohmbach, Ph.D.

Department: Religious Studies
Professor of Religious Studies

Email Address bohmbach@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4167

Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology


Rabbi Nina Mandel

Department: Religious Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Religious Studies

Email Address mandel@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4718

Bradley Carpenter

Department: English & Creative Writing
Adjunct Faculty in English and Creative Writing


Recent graduates are employed at:

Astral Artists, Philadelphia, Pa.
Geisinger Health System, Camp Hill Pa.
Katie Louise Photography, Bridgeville, Pa.
Texas Department of State Health Services

Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:

Boston University
Catholic University of America, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Drexel University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Iowa
University of York (United Kingdom)
West Chester University

Check out all your options! View the course catalog.

The course catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

See the 2020-2021 Course Catalog
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